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Your creativity is powerful. Through art and design, you change the world within you and around you. You shift culture. You shape the future.

The Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design at the Uni­ver­sity of Michi­gan has five pro­gram hall­marks that make our pro­gram unique.

  1. Small School, Big Uni­ver­sity. We’re a small, tight-knit com­mu­nity of approx­i­mately 600 stu­dents, fac­ulty, and staff con­duct­ing cre­ative work in the con­text of a large, tier-one research uni­ver­sity. This gives you access to col­lab­o­ra­tors and project fund­ing across fields of study, includ­ing med­i­cine, engi­neer­ing, com­put­er sci­ence, the per­form­ing arts, psy­chol­ogy, and so much more. It also allows you to pur­sue the aca­d­e­mic pas­sions that fuel your cre­ative work. Learn more about dual degrees and minors at U‑M.

  2. Career Prep and Place­ment. On aver­age, about 84% of Stamps grad­u­ates end up work­ing in cre­ative posi­tions within 6 months of grad­u­a­tion, about 7% imme­di­ately go on to grad­u­ate school, and the rest pur­sue other var­i­ous inter­ests. Your career prep includes net­work­ing, work­shops, intern­ships, and fac­ulty men­tor­ships, and access to the U‑M net­work of 575,000+ alums world-wide.

  3. Stamps Stu­dents major in Art and Design. Our trans-dis­ci­pli­nary approach encour­ages learn­ing and research across many cre­ative and aca­d­e­mic dis­ci­plines. This gives you more tools in your tool­box as you seek to address some of the 21st century’s biggest chal­lenges and oppor­tu­ni­ties. It also pro­vides you with ver­sa­til­ity on the job mar­ket post-graduation.

  4. There are no dis­ci­pline-spe­cific majors at Stamps. Our open cur­ricu­lum and our per­son­al­ized advis­ing pro­gram is designed to sup­port the unique needs of each indi­vid­ual. This empow­ers you to cre­ate a tai­lor-made edu­ca­tional path, cus­tom-fit to advance your unique cre­ative vision. Explore cur­rent offer­ings with the Stamps Cur­ricu­lum Designer.

  5. Cit­i­zen­ship, Glob­ally and Locally. Our Inter­na­tional Expe­ri­ence require­ment, pro­vid­ing unique study abroad oppor­tu­ni­ties for artists and design­ers, and our Engaged Cre­ative Prac­tice require­ments, pro­vid­ing col­lab­o­ra­tive oppor­tu­ni­ties with com­mu­nity mem­bers out­side of the uni­ver­sity, are designed to take cre­ative prac­tice out­side of the stu­dio and into the world at large. This enriches your per­spec­tives, your abil­ity to col­lab­o­rate suc­cess­fully, your net­works, and your abil­ity to use your cre­ative prac­tice in the larger con­text of your life, as a global citizen.

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